GW’s Summer Softball League opened its 2012 season on July 9 – an annual tradition that allows GW faculty, staff and student employees to get to know one another as teams from different schools and departments throughout the university compete on the Mount Vernon campus softball field.
The July 10 opener for GWSB’s team, “Mind Your Own Business,” was suspended when a fast-moving storm moved through the area – but not before Rick Hess, an undergraduate student experience advisor, hit a grand slam to put the School’s team ahead of “GW House Party” – a team comprised of students who are working for GW summer housing.
“Mind Your Own Business” has staff and faculty on the team, but fielding positions are not set.
“It just depends on who shows up that day,” said Alexis Gaul, the administrative director of the GW Center for International Business Education & Research (GW-CIBER) who organizes team. On opening night, she played second base. Hess played shortstop.
Among the faculty on the roster are Scheherazade Rehman, professor of international finance and international affairs and director of the European Union Research Center; Stuart Levy, assistant professor of tourism; Ayman El Tarabishy, research professor of management and executive director of the International Council for Small Business; Jorge Rivera, associate professor of strategic management and public policy; and Patrick McHugh, associate professor of management.
Gaul said she thought more people would join as the season continues.
The GW league is funded by Colonial Community, which supports health, wellness and community-building activities for university employees, and is administered by GW’s Office of Campus Recreation.
GW softball season runs through August 23rd. Games are played from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on weekday evenings on the softball field of the Mount Vernon campus located at 2100 Foxhall Road NW, Washington, D.C. 20007.
Posted by gwsb on July 17, 2012 | Filed under: GWSB News.